Games, collections, videos, stories, homework help and family days out from museums and galleries
Take a journey through the history of photography. Step into a 19th century portrait studio, see hundreds of incredible objects from our collection, and watch the world’s first moving colour film.
How did our lives change when the internet was born? Find out in the world’s first gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the web.
Thread your way through Manchester’s rich legacy of industrial innovations, scientific discoveries and ideas that changed the world.
Manchester is built on cotton. Our Textiles Gallery tells the story of the people, products and pioneers that made it and their continuing legacy in our city and our world today.
Discover the machinery that powered mills all over the North West and helped to shape our world.
World-shaping, record-breaking, life-changing. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the world’s first intercity line that started a transport revolution.
Explore the legendary attic workshop of engineer James Watt, preserved as it was when he died in 1819.
This region of the world has always been a melting pot of beliefs, cultures and artistic traditions.
Highlights include Tang dynasty tomb models, an exquisite Song dynasty Dingware wedding bowl, a shufu cup and Qing dynasty monochromes.
The Korean collections are among the smallest in the museum but they are also hugely varied.
This gallery has been created in direct response to visitor interest in contemporary Japanese art and culture.
This gallery has been designed to introduce younger visitors to Ancient Egypt.
Laid out thematically, the gallery covers topics such as family and home, scholars, agriculture, festivals and arts and crafts.
On Thursday 4 December we will be re-opening to the public the Claude Grahame-White Factory with a new permanent exhibition - The First World War in the Air
Permanent Gallery exploring the Himalayas, India and South East Asia.
Explore the seven seas.